Research activities on perovskite solar cells in China

  • Yanbo Wang
  • Liyuan HanEmail author


Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted much attention because of their high efficiencies and low costs for production. Although academic research started late in China, compared to that in Europe and Korea, the majority of active PSC research is now conducted in China; furthermore, Chinese research groups currently hold the certified highest efficiency record for both an individual PSC and a PSC module. China is also the world’s largest supplier of solar modules, making it a promising country in which to realize the commercialization of PSCs. Herein, we review PSC research activities undertaken in China (both academic and industrial) and discuss significant remaining challenges to overcome for early commercialization of PSCs. We propose that research activities shift away from material and device structure development toward improving PSC stability and developing methods for large-area module fabrication. In addition, we suggest that a recognized certification center is urgently needed in China to further accelerate PSC research.


perovskite solar cell high efficiency stability commercialization China 


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We thank Dr. D. Cui and Dr. Z. Dai from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) for collecting part of the data discussed in this review. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11574199, 11674219).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix CompositesShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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